Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) unveiled its 2013 product offerings from its on-road and off-road vehicle divisions. The latest additions and updates deliver on Polaris’ reputation for innovation, introducing brand-new vehicles and upgrading features on the Company’s historic names. Among the new products to tackle the trails are the full-size RANGER® XP ® 900, the RANGER 800 EFI Midsize, a powerful, two-seat model that fits in the back of a pickup truck, a new RZR® 570 LE with enhanced handling and agility, and the sporty Scrambler XP 850 H.O. ATV with its streamlined design for strong trail performance. For riders who prefer the highway to the backwoods, Victory is offering the all-new Boardwalk, a bold new cruiser with classic looks and forward-looking performance.
"Polaris is number one in powersports and our investment in new product innovation continues to lead the way," said Bennett Morgan, president and chief operating officer of Polaris. “We have no plans of slowing down in model year 2013 – we intend to raise the bar. We’re introducing more new, innovative products and technologies to continue to create opportunities for more growth in markets around the world.”
Polaris unveiled its 2013 product lineup to dealers at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas during the company’s annual summer sales meeting.
Off-Road Vehicle DivisionIn recent years, Polaris has aggressively launched new products, evolved its off-road offerings and become No. 1 in the off-road industry with the best and most-innovative ATV and Side-by-Side offerings available. For model year 2013, Polaris will continue to innovate by introducing three new vehicles and making significant upgrades to existing products. “Polaris’ innovation continues, once again, by creating products that raise the performance and value bar in the off-road industry,” said Dave Longren, vice president of off-road vehicles and ORV Engineering. “From the hardest working, smoothest riding ATV and RANGER Side-by-Sides, to the RZR line with the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility, Polaris offers the most-complete line-up of off-road vehicles on the market.” RANGER® Side-by-Side Vehicles Since introducing the first RANGER and revolutionizing off-road vehicles, Polaris has defined the Side-by-Side market by regularly introducing compelling, new vehicles and upgraded features that bring to life the idea of Hardest Working and Smoothest Riding Side-by-Sides. The 2013 lineup is no different, with the introduction of the ground-breaking, full-size RANGER XP 900. This completely redesigned RANGER features more than 500 new or improved consumer features including a new ProStar 900 engine, all-new chassis, new restyled cockpit, new flip-up seat storage, new Lock & Ride® PRO-FIT™ cab accessories, and a quieter ride courtesy of engine repositioning. This new vehicle represents a whole new class of Side-by-Side utility vehicles and will lead the way in establishing an entirely new Side-by-Side utility vehicle growth segment. The RANGER XP 900 joins the RANGER 800 and RANGER Diesel in the full-size category. New to Polaris’ mid-size offerings, the RANGER 800 EFI Midsize provides Big Bore performance in a smaller, two-seat model that fits in the back of a pickup truck. The RANGER 800 EFI Midsize is perfect for any customer looking for a mid-sized footprint and price, with full-size power. It shares many features with its full-sized counterparts: On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, Independent Rear Suspension, heavy duty front end protection, high ground clearance and the longest suspension travel in its class. The RANGER 500 EFI, RANGER 400 and RANGER EV round out the 2013 mid-size offering. Polaris also has updated its outstanding multi-passenger lineup for 2013, continuing to offer the RANGER CREW Diesel, the RANGER CREW 800 and RANGER CREW 500. The RZR lineup is a full family of sport vehicles, covering high-performance, trail and multi-passenger models. RZR continues to be the only Side-by-Side line with razor sharp performance for the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility. For model year 2013, Polaris enhances the RZR lineup with increased agility, more ground clearance and added downhill control. The new RZR 570 Trail Limited Edition offers Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and a new unlocking differential for unmatched handling, and, for the first time on a RZR, an Engine Braking System (EBS) for enhanced control. All RZR 800s are getting new, dual rate springs, front and rear, providing more loaded ground clearance. This progressive spring design builds force faster as a rider gets further in the travel, ultimately providing as much as two inches more ground clearance, saving wear on vehicles and creating a more comfortable ride. Polaris also will offer a wide variety of limited edition RANGER and RZR models in 2013. All-Terrain Vehicles Polaris increased the power in its Entry/Sport line for 2013 with the new Scrambler XP 850 H.O., available in both a base and Limited Edition package. The Scrambler XP 850 H.O. is geared towards riders who want a more powerful and sportier ride, combining the proven 850 twin, high-output EFI engine, Polaris’ exclusive On-Demand, True All-Wheel Drive, sports-tuned suspension and more streamlined design. For riders craving even more, Polaris offers a Limited Edition model with Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Fox Podium compression adjustable shocks, cast aluminum wheels, and stylish comfort features paired with a unique graphics package. The Entry/Sport line also includes three returning models: Trail Boss 330, Trail Blazer 330 and Phoenix 200.
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